MDC wants Mujuru & Co

HARARE - The opposition MDC has invited officials from the camp led by ex-vice president Joice Mujuru to cross the floor and join hands with Morgan Tsvangirai in a grand coalition to defeat President Robert Mugabe in 2018.

Addressing thousands of party supporters in Kuwadzana yesterday, MDC national executive member Nelson Chamisa said it was refreshing that former Zanu PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa now agreed with them on the ruling party’s deficiencies.

He said Zanu PF had become a haven of factions and urged disgruntled members to join the MDC.

Chamisa also called upon his fellow comrades Welshman Ncube and Tendai Biti who broke away to come back on board.

“We call upon people like Mujuru, Mutasa and all other democratic forces to come and join Tsvangirai. I even told Mutasa come, come, come and unite with us as Zimbabweans to extricate the country from the economic mess that it finds itself in,” said Chamisa.

The Kuwadzana East legislator said all democratic forces must take advantage of Tsvangirai’s grassroot support and coalesce around him if they entertained hopes of dislodging Zanu PF from power.

Chamisa said: “I told Biti that in a desert, it is better to be a rat than an elephant. We cannot have people with just an island of support.  You must swallow your pride and join those with an ocean”.

He also dismissed reports that he intended to form his own party or join Biti’s breakaway faction saying he did not believe in rebellion.

“We have done our congress and it’s over. Whether you are happy or not, what is important is that we had objectives when we formed this party. It was never about positions, never about becoming secretary-general or any other post but to build the nation.

“I have told Mutasa to join us, I call upon Biti and Ncube to forget about leading because I have never believed that one can be successful by rebelling against leadership. We formed the MDC and we cannot form another party. I also want Simba Makoni to come on board,” he said before breaking into a Tsvangirai praise-singing hymn — “Iko kuseri kwaTsvangirai ndiko kune midzimu yedu (Our hope lies in Tsvangirai).

Chamisa said the country’s politics had been poisoned by a penchant to focus on power scheming and pushing others out of power at the expense of service delivery to the people.

He slammed Zanu PF for grabbing everything for themselves saying the “culture of entitlement on the basis of political affiliation must be terminated”.

The meeting was attended by several MDC national executive members, MPs including former deputy secretary-general Tapiwa Mashakada, Mkoba MP Amos Chibaya among others.

Provincial executive members from Harare and across the country including James Gumbi, Masvingo provincial chairman and Jabulani Mtunzi, who is youth chairman, Chitungwiza province also attended.

Comments (21)

Izwi ndizwo chaizwo, lets start working now for the 2018 election. Victory is ours.

Lever Dewah - 16 February 2015

You talk like the real and mature politian. Tumwe toma Brand hatuna basa.

Brian Chikwati - 16 February 2015

dai zvaibvira. only that we just cannot learn. dai zvaibvira shuwa taibatana tishandire vana vedu.

david maombo - 16 February 2015

Wise minds are very easy to note.teach the old lads wangu.change haiuye nezuva rimwe kwete.

jussy - 16 February 2015

Vibrant youngman. You are brilliant. Kwazvo kwazvo seri kwa save indiko kune midzimu yedu. Vataurire mupfanha Save vakakate bandi tinavo. Come 2018 Tsvangirai ku sate house.

Chigumbu Handina - 16 February 2015

if you are suggesting Tsvangirai for state house using the mujuru ticket then you would have been unfair. why not mujuru for state house using the tsvangirai ticket? or rather that all opposition parties talk and agree who to lead them against the revolutionary party. our propblem as zimbabweans is that we do not embrace unity. so it is easy for us to be manipulated. very easy.

taurai - 16 February 2015

I think people are wrong on one thing.Tsvangirai has never lost to Mugabe in any election after 2000.Even today he can still win,without Biti or Ncube,but will he rule.I am not against unity but let us think seriously about ways of safeguarding our vote.Chagara Tsvangirai chinowina,chakambowina and chinongogara chichiwina but chinotonga here,vakuru vemusangano gadzirisai ipapo.

Macheka - 16 February 2015

If you believe that you do not rebel on leaders then why don't you join ZANU as they have the same belief. Your Tsvangson same, same naBob, they both sing the HANDIENDE SONG? We also know that you are eyeing a top post yourself so don't talk nonsense.

Mujombo - 16 February 2015

How would a normal person want Morgan to go who has been in politics for only 15yrs and is in his early 60s and has done nothing wrong to the nation is absurd .May be some people want him to go bcoz he is a threat to their chikwambo which has completely run down this country. Welcome aboard Nelson the fight for freedom is ranging on Chesa Mpaaama.

Diibulaanyika - 16 February 2015

Tsvangirai haana kumbowinner wakangowana mavotes akatiwandei 2008. From there ndokurakashwa. Hapana kana one wamunowana kuda Rugare naJabu.ZANU PF chiwororo muchamama

nnngggn - 16 February 2015

come 2018, MT will not have not even a single seat in parliament. mark my words. ZANU PF forever

wind - 16 February 2015

Yes if Morgan looses again then you can continue feed your innocent kids with More matudzi bcoz you are used to it .You will also loose jobs as CIO s bcoz they will be nothing to work for and you will be going to toilet to shiite water which you drink from the well .

Diibulaanyika - 16 February 2015

Will Tsvangirai and his cahoots accept to be led by others in that union?

jj - 16 February 2015

These people are being asked to work with mdc t stupid idiot even so if they join mdc t they will be under the capable leadership of the guru Morgan shumba yaGushungo .

Chimedza matombo - 16 February 2015

Awuhwi zve wezhira ndikokuposhera makobvu anogutsa chero vanezhara , vushe hahwugwgwi asi kuti tisumudze vanhu murushambwa gwenhamo . Ipapo panaSave 2018 TOVUYAKO HEZVOKO

MukarangawekuMberengwa - 16 February 2015

All blind ,foolish and without scope . Are you not aware that if the owner of Zimbabwe and the people there-in appoints a leader no-one can change that. Makanyanya kurerekera kumakwati. As politicians know the Father in heaven " JESUS CHRIST". Yet none of you has mentioned him. You pride yourselves in vain .

steelbelt - 16 February 2015

Uku ndiko kunonzi kutaura uku Chamisa

Benjamin Chitate - 16 February 2015

What exactly is CHAMISA trying to do in inviting Zanu pf thugs into democtratic ship. Democtratic ship must move on without these zanu pf rejects. What is it that Mutasa will do to build this now rubble of a country, that he failed in the last 35 years. Talking to Biti and welshman is under-standable. Mujuru, Mutasa and company have been part of this brutal system, that has destroyed this once promising country. Oil and water will never mix. Zanu pf people will do nothing except pollute and spread corruption virus within democratic ship. Zanu pf is busy dying of natural causes, leave it to die and bury itself. Keeping warm some of Zanu pf rotten eggs at this stage is dangerous as they will hetch while inside democratic ship. Chamisa is offiside regrading zanu pf rejects.

X-MAN IV - 16 February 2015

Zimbabweans lets learn that we are one despite affiliating to any part. When criticizing criticize constructively. Do not call each names. As long as you have Unity of purpose the lord our God will comand a blessing. Not kuvhima makaisa munyu muhomwe mapost haana basa vana veZimbabwe vatambura, Havachagari muno nokuda kwe bad governance. Kana Nyika yedu yaiva mota taiti inotoda gichinya engine ne gearbox zvese. We will not repeat the mistake yataita pana Mdara wedu.

Noti - 17 February 2015

The young man is deranged. Period.

Rejoice Ngwenya - 17 February 2015

the way to avoid a repeat of what happened na mdara is to ensure that leaders serve only thier stipulated terms of office not to allow them to change the costitution so that they lead beyond their initial mandate. ppl like morgan are exactly like mdara. they will rule until madhongi amera nyanga. morgan is another handiende. iye zvino arova 16yrs dzake. asarirwa ne 19yrs kuti abate 35. ndiyo yaaka nanga.

zvirozviyedzwa - 17 February 2015

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